The reports of children dying at relief camps, the Uttar Pradesh government shifted 420 riot victims from Loee Camp to vacant buildings to protect them from severe cold waves sweeping the states. More 63 riot victims are going to be shifted to vacant buildings soon.
The principal secretary of Uttar Pradesh Health Department, Praveen Kumar on Tuesday visited the Loee Camp in Muzaffarnagar and four camps in Shamli to check the arrangement of medical facilities in the camp.
According to the report, at least 34 children below the age of 12 years have died in the relief camps in the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts.
The Union Home Ministry has asked the state government about the number of children who have died so far at the relief camps in the western UP, the reason for their deaths and the steps taken to prevent further casualties.